Philanthropy in Action

Your Support Fuels Fossil Rim Conservation

By Tye Chandler~ Since opening to the public in 1984, Fossil Rim Wildlife Center has been doing great work for animal conservation. Now, visitors have the power to take its impact to new heights. As a nonprofit, Fossil Rim depends on generous donors to work for the benefit of a dozen endangered species, as well

Project Beauty

Helping Women Survivors Restore Hope and Confidence By Jo Lam~ Project Beauty is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that strives to empower survivors of domestic violence, sex trafficking, and homelessness. We provide complimentary beauty services, helping the survivor rebuild that foundation and reassure her of her worth, while also providing a therapeutic outlet. From surgical reconstruction to

Canines for Kids

Dogs are more than man’s best friend to many kids By Carolyn Bower ~ There’s a long-standing belief that dogs are a man’s best friend. But they are much more than that to many children with serious medical challenges. • Chelsea is a young lady with diabetes. With the assistance of Josette, her service dog,

Social and Emotional Support: The Missing Link in Cancer Care

Mirchelle Louis ~ In 2019, more than 31,000 of our North Texas neighbors’ lives changed instantly when they heard three dreaded words: “You have cancer.” From the moment of diagnosis, everything changes; life becomes a rollercoaster ride of treatment plans and doctor visits. But there’s a missing link in cancer care: a patient’s emotional and

A Children’s House for the Soul

Empowering Children Affected by Skin Conditions and Birthmarks to Love the Skin They Are In By Alanna F. Bree, M.D. ~ Imagine you are a child living with a skin condition or birthmark. Everywhere you go, you wear your disease. It is something you can’t hide from, something others notice immediately when they see you.

Living Well Today with Parkinson’s Disease

By Mike Miles, Executive Director, DAPS ~ Dallas Area Parkinsonism Society, DAPS, was founded in 1978 by Clarice Dougherty. Her husband, Brook, had Parkinson’s disease (PD), and there were no local resources to help him face the daily challenges of living with the disease. Her mission was to create a safe place for people with

AWARE—Preparing Families for the Road Ahead

By Carol A. Stabler ~   Cathy was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease at the age of 48. How could this be? She was in the prime of life and eagerly anticipating seeing her three sons off to college, spend more time with friends, and enjoy traveling with her husband. At first, shocked by the

Funding 4 Fido Gives a Voice to the Voiceless

By Dawn Pace ~ Hundreds of thousands of animal’s flood Texas shelters every year. Many never know what a soft bed feels like, much less have access to regular food and water. It’s a problem when shelters hold 100 dogs or more — and compounded when, every week, 100 more stray dogs arrive. This is why

Cure Childhood Cancer: The Story of Kylie

By Mark Myers When my daughter, Kylie, was ten years old she decided to audition for a local performance of the play Annie. We knew she was good, but we were a little worried about her getting her hopes up so high that a rejection would be devastating. Her oldest sister had faced those rejections

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